Contact: Kristen Kusek
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
Caption: Alternating the humidity between that of a humid, misty day and that of a dry, sunny one causes a spore-covered sheet of latex rubber to bend and straighten. A flexible, spore-covered material could be used as a humidity-driven actuator.
Credit: Xi Chen/Columbia University
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